Got Leftover Dhoklas? 7 Snacks For Late-Night Indulgence
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There’s one thing about Indian cuisine that’s cherished all across the world: you can never run out of food, no matter how big the crowd is. Indian moms make an extra share out of habit to make sure no one is left behind, and the case is similar to dhoklas. However, the actual problem arises when some portion of these abundant delicious snacks is left out. 

But in the genius of the Indian kitchen, there’s no place for food wastage! Especially when it comes to dhoklas. In fact, leftover dhoklas can be a perfect solution when you need a delicious snack instantly at any time. Whether you need a snack to pair with your late-night binge session or just craving something casually, if you have leftover dhoklas in the fridge, you can whip up several amazing snack recipes in an instant.

So, without further ado, explore these seven amazing snack ideas to repurpose your leftover dhoklas when your cravings call.

1) Stir Fried Dhokla

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Stir-frying leftover dhoklas in oil with mustard seeds, spices, cumin and some chopped onions not only warms the dhoklas but also gives them a delicious taste and crunchy texture on the outside. Plus, the caramelised onions give it sweet hints, enhancing the overall flavour and making it tastier than ever.

2) Cheese Dhokla

Dhoklas as cheese bread? That sounds like a wonderful idea! If you are steaming your dhoklas again to make them fresh again, try adding some shredded cheese on top and watch it melt. As the cheese gets infused in the small holes and gets gooey, eating dhoklas can be much more exciting.

3) Dhokla Pizza

If you're adding cheese, why shy away from loading it up with all the pizza toppings? You can make an instant dhokla pizza by dhoklas for the crust and topping it up with onions, capsicum, olives, baby corn, paneer and cheese. Bake this pizza until the crust gets slightly crispy and all the toppings are cooked evenly.

4) Dhokla Chaat

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Craving chaat? You can whip it up instantly in your kitchen with leftover dhoklas! In this recipe, crumbled dhoklas are topped with all the standard chaat toppings. Add curd, tamarind chutney, coriander chutney, chopped onions, and spices like chilli powder, salt, black salt, chaat masala, dry mango powder, chopped chillies and nylon sev.

5) Sandwich Dhokla

If dhokla reminds you of bread, this is a perfect opportunity to use it as sandwich bread. You can add standard sandwich filling or go for something funky like aloo tikki and paneer. Secure the sandwiches with toothpicks and enjoy these appetising bite-sized snacks.

6) Shredded Dhokla Chiwda

Shredded dhokla, sauteed with onions, chillies, mustard seeds, cumin, spices and salt, gets converted into delicious chiwda for any indulgence. As you saute the dhoklas slowly, it starts getting a crispy texture, which adds a delicious bite to it. You can add more vegetables to create a delicious late-night dinner recipe.

7) Rasiya Dhokla

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Have you ever tried gravied dhoklas? If not, then this is your call! Rasiya dhokla is a traditional Gujarati dish that is a variation of the popular dhokla. It consists of dhokla pieces soaked in a flavorful, spiced yoghurt-based gravy. As the recipe is Gujarati, it cannot go without the sweet. To add a sweet taste, jaggery is used. It's completely optional whether you want to add a sweet taste or not. In every way, this recipe is going to be a perfect late-night dinner meal for you.